Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Happy Christmas and a Wonderful 2009 to all!

A very happy...
and merry Christmas to you all...


Wishing everyone much health, happiness and much, much more in 2009!





Butterfly Christmas tree, Christmas trees and altar decoration photos all taken at the Lanercost Priory Christmas Tree Festival 2008 .....

Click
here and here (Joan Thirlaway) and here (David Taylor) and finally here (Roger Clegg) for some superlative photos of Hadrian's Wall country and Northumberland throughout the seasons.


And to finish...the Romans celebrated Saturnalia at this time so...

omnia felicia et fausta (tibi sint)

(May you have) everything lucky and auspicious.....











24 comments:

Suburbia said...

Happy Christmas to you too, see you in 2009!

Suburbia x

Maggie May said...

Happy Christmas and I did so enjoy the photos!

Dumdad said...

Joyeux Noël!

French Fancy said...

Merry Saturnalia to you and yours, Hadriana. May 2009 come and bring an end to all your worries.

East Anglian Troy said...

Christmas Greetings to Hadriana and family from the Troy family. Hope many of your dreams come true in 2009. (I was going to say "all your dreams" but that would make 2010 an anti-climax wouldn't it?).

Lindsay said...

Have a good Christmas Hadriana and family!

Lindsay xx

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Happy Christmas!! to you and yours....thanks for stopping by and calming my frazzled brow!! :)

hope your goes smoothly and that you are suitably relaxed!!

take care..will catch up soon!! (1009) L0L

Ladybird World Mother said...

Have a lovely Christmas... how nice it is to have such blogger friends as you! XX

Lakeland Jo said...

Happy Healthy and Prosperous New Year to you, and best wishes for Christmas.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Saturnalia? Sounds like fun! Let's all get slaughtered and dance till dawn! Season's Greetings Hadriana and may 2009 be a good year both for your family and for your B&B business!

Nota Bene said...

Beautiful pictures...merry christmas to you and best wishes for 2009

rosiero said...

Tibi quoque Hadrianae!

The Dotterel said...

'Twas the Romans who moved Christmas to Christmas (ie. December) to coincide with Saturnalia! So happy Yuletide one and all!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Happy Christmas to one and all. Thank you about the extra information, The Dotterel, on Saturnalia and impressed by the Latin, Rosario.

Don't know whether I'll get the chance to say much more. The presents are all wrapped...all jobs (well nearly...99.9%) done. Got hubbie his present today so feeling mightily relieved!! Have a great day/days...I've already got a glass of red wine beside me. Cheers everybody!!!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas and look forward to reading your blog through 2009.

Gill in Canada

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Thank you Gill - That British Woman. I hope you and your family have had a great Christmas! Our Christmas was a bit topsy turvy to say the least...as soon as I can I will blog about it but it may not be for some days yet. I'll try to get over to yours as soon as I can....Hx

(Very) Lost in France said...

Hope you had a lovely Christmas and I hope that 2009 brings you everything you wish for. Lovely photos. Why doesn't France get all festive? VLiF

Ladybird World Mother said...

Hadriana - have award for you over at my blog. X

Arthur Clewley said...

and to you too hadriana. take care now xx

Femin Susan said...

Hi………
Absolutely fantastic post! Good job!
Great! Keep posting
Good week………
" A Happy New Year''

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Bit late but happy new year. If I was going out tonight by choice I'd love to see the barrel burning? in Allantown. Stayed in the square there twice in our little motorhome.

Barbara Martin said...

Belated Happy Christmas, and Happy New Year to you and yours.

The seasonal photos were wonderful, especially the first one.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Hope you had a lovely Christmas and best wishes for a Happy New Year.

Wonderful photographs.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Thank you all for all your wonderful comments. I'll be visiting your sites soon once life returns, sort of, back to normal.

Thanking you: VLiF, LWM, AC, FS, GOK, BM, SJA...sorry I have not commented personally but am feeling a bit below par on the blogging front. Will make it up to you all in the weeks to come :)